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Saturday, November 28, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
Humbly Born in a Stable Rude
I took inspiration from three 17th c embroideries~ there arent that many with Nativity subject matter. I know of one tent stitch piece at the V&A that is so bright and colourful, it doesnt even look like a Nativity scene until you start really investigating it. A woman is sitting by a stream above a grotto surrounded by shaded green hollocks....and then you notice there is a baby aside her...then you see the sheep and shepherds in the background and realize the man on the other side of her is Joseph, there is a stable with a donkey and cow...there is an angel...its all very subtle. I didnt want my nativity to be subtle!
The angle is above looking down on Mary who is kneeling aside baby Jesus in his manger. Joseph is standing aside the stable with two shepherds kneeling with their sheep to the other side of Mary. I tried to fit a donkey into the stable but he just didnt fit without making it look over detailed. Joseph's dove flies overhead and of coarse no 17th c scene would be complete without a huge mulberry tree ;)
Signed and dated on the bottom of coarse
This special tray is available at a cost of 650.00 including shipping~ a direct reflection of how expensive wood has become, and how many hours I have into it. If you love it and would like to purchase it you can email me at email@example.com
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Just 11 Left!
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Sunday, October 04, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
My New Online 17th Century Beadwork Class
Starts October 1st!
I am very excited for class to start~ its going to be super fabulous! Tricia at Thistle Threads is my gracious hostess for 12 months worth of online lessons to work the above pastoral Texas view. There will be technique videos illustrating stitches taught in class and we are scouting out an online platform so everyone can get together in a group/class setting to discuss the lessons and anything else having to do with period Beugle Works.
This is my most in depth class yet, and I aim to provide a firm foundation of basic techniques that can be used not only for this class piece, but that can be applied to future projects as well. My lesson on making detached yellow roses can be applied to making any flower that you can dream up in your head~ real or not!
All class kits are in the mail, so for my students, check your email for your tracking number because they have already been sent.
There is one spot remaining in class, so if you would be interested in taking this journey with us, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 11, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020
I think it's time to swear in a new group of soldiers and start afresh...time's a wastin!
Friday, August 14, 2020
The last of the preordered kits for this year's ornament are on the way today, and I have sent out all shipping notices. If you ordered a kit and don't see an email from me, please check your spam box! I want to thank everyone who has purchased a kit, I really, really do appreciate your patronage. I know it is expensive this year, and I really did try to find a suitable substitute for using real gold spangles to keep the cost down~ over half of this kit cost is just the gold spangles. To appreciate the original 17th century embroidery one really must at least use an all metal spangle, and blast it, I just could not find any in the amount I needed. For that, I do apologize.
I spent literally days counting each and every spangle out for each kit~ sorting out any imperfect ones. You will definitely need them all!
I want to give an update on my remaining kits. I have only 12 remaining, and those 12 are awaiting the their gold spangles to get to me from France. France is of coarse on their month long annual holiday that runs the entire month of August, so I look for the spangles to arrive hopefully in September.